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Differences between Shariah and Fiqh,Ihsan and Tasawwuf

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem

Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa alaa aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHARIAH(DIVINE LAWS) AND FIQH (JURISPRUDENCE)
“Shari’ah is the Prophetic Wisdom of the Divine Laws and Commandments.But Fiqh is the interpretation of the divine laws and commandments according to the wisdom bestowed upon the the Scholar/Imam”.The Knowledge of the Shari’ah varies from Scholars to Scholars, from Imams to Imams, according to their spiritual connection to the Sources (Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa salam)

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IHSAN (STATE OF PERFECTION) AND TASAWWUF (SUFISM)
“Ihsan is the State of Perfection through the Knowledge and Witnessing of the Divine Presence.But Tasawwuf is the explanation of Ihsaan by a person who has reached in the state of Spiritual Perfection and the Wisdom that he disclose about the Way and
Struggle of his Journey.So the Knowledge of Tasawwuf varies from Shaykhs to Shaykhs, Imams to Imams, depends on their nearness in the Divine Presence.”

Studying Fiqh and Tasawwuf are equally important. A person study shariah but did not study Tasawwuf ( is like a person who is breast fed by his mother, but living and dying without knowing his father, like an illegitimate child.
Studying Tasawwuf and leaving Fiqh is like, a person seeing someone from the crowd as his father, but he do not have a mother to confirm who is his real father

FIQH (JURISPRUDENCE) AND TASWWUF (SUFISM) TODAY :

We are living in 21st century, second and greater Jahiliya (period of ignorance). Today, everything is a confusion, everything that is taught and practiced has become a confusion. A Waswaas (Evil whisper) doubts and arguments.

Even Muslims have confused about Shariah and Fiqh. So the are falling into the trap of unbelievers. They are questioning the legitimacy of shariah and saying Shari’ah is not accurate, it is not precise. This is why Muslims are divided into many sects.

But they are not understanding Shari’ah and Jurisprudence.  Those who gained the Wisdom of correct Fiqh (Jurisprudence) will certainly reach in the Way of Awliya Allah (the Path of Ihsan/Tasawwuf). Those who reached and stood firm in the correct Path of  real Saints of Awliya Allah of this time (Ihsan/Sufism/Tasawwuf), they will certainly reach in the correct knowledge of Shariah (Fiqh).

So if an Aalim (Scholar) not reaching to the correct Path of Tasawwuf, then know there is something missing in him. Either the knowledge of Shariah (Fiqh) he gained is corrupted. Or his life style contradict what he learned from Fiqh. Or  he is a scholar without correct faith.

And if  a student of Tasawwuf is not reaching in the correct ways of Shariah (Fiqh) then know that there is something wrong with his Tasawwuf. Either he is a follower of a false Tariqah, or he did not completely surrendered to his Shaykh, or he is not among the believers.

Today, we have so many people learning Fiqh from corrupt scholars. Their signs is that they are not initiated into correct Tasawwuf way.  They never gave priority to Tasawwuf as it was given given priority by the classical righteous scholars. They pretend they are the guardians of Shari’ah when they themselves are corrupt (According to Imam Malik’s opinion on those who study Fiqh and not studied Tasawwuf). They attack Tariqah regarding the differences in Fiqh. But they are not judging themselves and correcting them and their groups.10629711_497510070391507_6775453291121026118_n

Also, today we have Sufi groups in east and west. They teach and study Tasawwuf books and learn Sufi experiences and states of mind. But they abandon the Fiqh (Jurisprudence) and they are fallen into darkness. The secular Sufi schools , secular sufi orders and Unitarian Church style Sufi gatherings are examples.

So the Aalims who sit with Fiqh books and teach it to their followers but not submitted to a Shaykh of Tarbiyya in the authentic Sufi Way, and those Sufi groups who have head with PhD in Tasawwuf and spirituality teaching Tasawwuf in Western Universities and sitting with his students and followers but did not learn Fiqh , both are same category in the divine presence.

Allah Orders in Quran, to follow those who are in authority among you. But today, the Fiqh people not appointing a Scholar who is mastered in their respective Madhab (School of Islamic Jurisprudence) as their head Imam of for the current time.

Sufis not appointing a grand Shaykh as a head Shaykh to lead the Muslim nation in Tasawwuf for the current time.

When Khalifa was there, there were appointed head Imams and Shaykhs for each Schools of Religious Knowledge.

So this so called 21st century guardians of Islamic Shari’ah, they have failed to appoint a “Khalifa” to represent Islam. They don’t even talk about a Khalifa/Imam for the Muslims.  There are living and debating with the knowledge of 10th, 12th ,13th and 18th century Imams knowledge and arguing with it. Where is today’s Imam and his knowledge?

“Obey those who are in authority among you”(4:59), “There will be a Mujaddid in every century”(Sunan Abu Dawud).

But you are busy with debating where to keep hand in Salah,where to keep money, in Swiss Bank or in Standard Chartered. Where to open Islamic Centers etc, how to deal with Jinns etc?!

First you must learn to deal with Islam with sincerity and discipline (Adab), they are not God Conscious or Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) Conscious.

They are busy with complex Jurisprudence issues though they don’t have an authority to implement it. It is like some people sitting in the streets and arguing about Chinese and American policies. Or like a dying Person who lives in a remote hill top , spending his whole life time, thinking and arguing with his relatives, what color should be his Car, should it be Audi or Mercedez , Should it have petrol or Diesel engine, should it have  a garage or street park, should he visit America, if he Visit America which flight he should travel, should he marry from America.

This is happening today, because they lost understanding, the Fiqh did not connect them to Shari’ah, the Tasawwuf they learnt in Colleges and Books did not connect them to the Ways of Ihsan.

Though Fiqh and Tasawwuf are formally taught in books at colleges and Universities, for a person to reach in the Shariah of Allah and Ihsan, he must follow a Shaykh of Tarbiyya (Awliya Allah).

Follow a Shaykh of Tariqah and be authorized by him, then come out to tell us that you are  a guardian of Shari’ath.! So you taking dozens of PhDs and Master degrees, and saying you are the guardian of Shari’ah. How it is possible?, you have not mastered in tasawwuf, you have not Journeyed under a Shaykh of Tarbiyyah. But you are fearing when you come up and judge the Awliya Allah and Tariqah with your atom weight Fiqh knowledge?

Today there are many people going to study B Tech or Bachelor of Engineering. They are doing it for a status, but not to work as a qualified engineer. So now your studying of Fiqh is like that, to work in the field of Fiqh, you also need to be styding Tasawwuf from a Shaykh. That time you will understand the Fiqh and it’s relationship with Divine Law (Shari’ah).

Recently, a recent graduate of Bible came to speak with me, he said we need to have a relationship with God. So I may also note here a Summary of what I spoke to him. Today, people claiming they knows Fiqh and Tasawwuf. But Fiqh teach the knowledge of Shari’ah according to the understanding of the Scholar of Jurisprudence.  Since the Law of Allah is from Allah and His Messenger alaihiswalathu wa salam, how can someone claim to have correct wisdom of Fiqh without having a relationship with Allah and His Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam)?

You can have a washing Machine from a best brand in your home, you can make all the parts it used by asking another company and make a washing Machine which resemble the original one, but you will not be able to make it work. Because you do not have the technology of the original washing Machine. Today the situation of Islamic Scholarship and Muslim Ummah is same!.

So It is important to have a relationship with Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa salam), it is only through following Awliya Allah (the Shaykhs of Tarbiyyah).  To follow their Path (Quran 1:7) and be with them (quran 4:69), they will open to you your secrets and your real existence.  I told the Bible student about this parable. We are claiming we have a relationship with God, Holy Spirit and Jesus. But how can we make such a false claim, when we don’t even have a relationship with our own Self. We look at Mirror and we say it is me. But what we see is only our body. Who are we?, when  a person dies they say: So and so died and this is his dead body. So if this is his dead body, there it is body that died, then where is he?, the owner of the dead body?

So before thinking making a relationship with God, Jesus or holy spirit, make a relationship with your own self, discover yourself, liberate yourself from the lower self (Ego).  That time you will differentiate between Truth and False Hood. That time you will understand whether you were making relationship with God, Holy Spirit and Jesus or you were making relationship with some false spirits and demons!

Today we have many sects in islam, but the way of Awliya Allah, the authentic Islam, the pure Islam, the correct straight path offer you liberation from all prisons and false bonds. When you are only bound by Allah, that time only you can say you are free.

All other ways are wrong, it will not benefit you. You do not need me to prove it, before sleeping take 30 Minutes to one house and think. Ask yourself , I am following this and that religion/sects in Islam, do I know myself?.  If I do not know myself, then I should follow someone who has found himself, and can guide me to that knowledge. So I will be able to differentiate between light and darkness, truth and false hood.

So before saying, holy spirit is guiding me, or I am in direct contact with Allah, that time, think do you know yourself?, do you have a contact with your own self?. That time, even if you are a great scholar in Fiqh, you will step down from your ego, and will submit yourself under the feet of a Shaykh of Islamic Spirituality.

So today we have 100s of scholars in Fiqh without a knowledge in Divine Shari’ah and without relationship with Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa salam)

Today we have 100s of false Tasawwuf Shaykhs without the knowledge of Ihsaan and without a relationship with Allah and His Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam).

So this is why Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (R.A) said:” Those who know themselves knows God”

Because they claimed their Shaykh hood in Fiqh and Tasawwuf from studying the books of previous Shaykhs and Imams. If you have a relationship with Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa salam) then write a Book of the Divine Laws and Spiritual Conquests like previous Scholars of Fiqh (Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik, Imam Sha’rani, Imam Ahmad, Imam Junayd, Imam Malik and so on)

“Scholars are heirs of the Prophets” (Hadith)

One Prophet is not copying from another Prophet, but coming fresh knowledge for their times.

So when Mahdi (A.S) and Messiah (A.S) comes, the Jurisprudence and Tasawwf will be revealed in it’s pure form as it was with the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam.

That time, you scholars and you false Shaykhs will be their number one enemies. You will find the pure Islam coming as  a stream and fill the whole earth. At that you will not argue whether Mahdi (A.S) and Messiah (A.S) are Salafi,Sufi, Qadri, Naqshbandi, Rifa’i, Tijani, Shadili, Barelvi, Deobandi.Shia etc!

If you follow only Salafs, then be prepared to die or leave your salafi ideology. Because Mahdi and Messiah are not going to follow Salaf. But only Allah and His Messenger.  Which means they are not coming here to study Isnads and books.

If you are following 12 Imams only, then get ready to leave that ideology or be prepared to die with the sword of Messiah.  Isa Ibn Maryam is not following the 12 Imams, But he directly follows Allah and the last Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam.

If you are Barelvi, Deobandi or Jamath Islami, then prepare to leave that ways too. Which I mean do not be stubborn and heedless.

If you are following and become a slave of  a particular tariqah and a particular Shaykh become your deity ,and did not understand what is tariqah means and what is Ihsan means. That time be prepared to die or leave your Tariqah and your Shaykh you following before. This time you will have to follow Mahdi (A.S) and Messiah (A.S).

You cannot say I am  following only this Shaykh and this Tariqah, If I follow Mahdi and Messiah then I will be betraying my Shaykh and my tariqah!.

You cannot say, we are Hanafi, we are Shafi, We are Maliki, we are Hanbali, and stay away from the rulings of Mahdi (A.S) and Messiah (A.S).

But it is said in Sahih Muslim,”Every disbeliever and hypocrite who will breath the smell of Christ will die and his fragrance reach as far he can see”.

So be prepared to die or to surrender to the truth.

If your Fiqh and Tasawwuf not giving you understanding of the religion and truth, then that kind of Fiqh may becoming from Satan, that kind of Tasawwuf may be coming from Dajjal.

Because that kind of Tasawwuf and Fiqh, even the unbelievers are learning in Universities, even the unbelievers are teaching it.

IMAM MALIK SAID:(94-179 H./716-795 CE)

Imam Malik (r) said, “Whoever studies jurisprudence (fiqh) and didn’t study Sufism (tasawwuf) will be corrupted; and whoever studied tasawwuf and didn’t study jurisprudence will become a heretic; and whoever combined both will be reach the Truth.” This saying is mentioned and explained in the book of the scholar ‘Ali al-Adawi with the explanation of Imam Abil-Hassan, a scholar of jurisprudence, vol. 2, p. 195.

ALSO FOUND IN QURAN: 91:9-10 He has succeeded who purifies it, And he has failed who instills it [with corruption].

In Hadith: 

On the authority of an-Nu’man ibn Basheer (ra), who said:I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say, “That which is lawful is clear and that which is unlawful is clear, and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which many people do not know. Thus he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his honor, but he who falls into doubtful matters [eventually] falls into that which is unlawful, like the shepherd who pastures around a sanctuary, all but grazing therein. Truly every king has a sanctuary, and truly Allah’s sanctuary is His prohibitions. Truly in the body there is a morsel of flesh, which, if it be whole, all the body is whole, and which, if it is diseased, all of [the body] is diseased. Truly, it is the heart.” [Bukhari & Muslim] (Imam Nawawi in 40 Hadith)

So it is clearly evident that those who are mastered in Fiqh and but not purified their self, are not worthy to be followed or taken as leaders and Imams.

So the last reading in the Photo is again a reminder to seek the Pious Scholars of Allah (Rabbaiyyun-Awliya Allah Quran 3:79)

So Be Rabbaniyyun and Surrender to the truth.

Wa Salamun alal Mursaleen Walhamdulillahi Rabbail Aalameen, wa Atoobu ilaihi.

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Baya in the Spiritual Way (Initiation) Explained

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem

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In the correct Islamic Way, Baya (Oath of allegiance/initiation) to a Shaykh/Imam/leader/Spiritual leader/a person who is given spiritual relationship with God and His Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) is an obligation on every Muslim to remain as  a true Muslim and true believer.

Oath of allegiance is given ” to listen and obe”y the leader/guide/imam/spiritually authorized leaders.

However, innovators and misguided people and scholars have left the “obligatory Sunnah” of making Baya with Muslim ruler/Spiritual leader. Some innovators say Baya” is only to a ruler (Caliph) and not to a Shaykh or Spiritual guide. This is not true, as there are many evidence that “Baya” is also an obligation to follow a Spiritual guide/leader”

73 Sects: Only One follow the Sunnah of Making Oath of Allegiance to the Spiritual leaders of the unbroken Chain of authority,That is authentic Sufi Schools (tariqah)

TheMessenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “There was disagreement amongst Jews and they split into 72 groups. In exactly the same way, there will be disagreement and divisions in my Ummah. It will split into 73 groups. Except for one of these groups, all the remaining will be thrown into Hell.”

When asked about which group will be on the right path, the Beloved Messenger of Allah replied, “The group on the right path, which will enter Paradise, will be the group which follows my Sunnah and this will be the largest group of Muslims.”
[Tirmidhi; Imam Ahmad; Abu Dawud; Mishkat]

So how can you claim that those who abandoned “Oath of Allegiance” (Baya) are the saved sect?

WHO SHOULD MAKE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE?:

Any Muslim who lives on this earth and in sound mind should make “Baya” to to a Spiritual guide who will aid him in his Spiritual Journey to Allah in the way of  Muhammad Rasoolullah (Sidq 17:80 Quran).

It is obligatory for scholars and other believers to make Oath of Allegiance. Some innovators say, I am an Imam, I am a Shaykh, I am an Aalim, I know all Quran and all Hadith, so I do not need to follow any Spiritual guide and Imam!.

This is a false claim, false salafi creed and others who imitate them should wake up!

All Sahaba among them , those who were informed their assurance of Paradise (Asharathul Mubashireen) were given Oath of  Allegiance to Abu Bakar As-Siddiq (R.A).  The Companions did not say: We lived with Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam), we follow Allah and Prophet directly, we do not need any Imams or Shaykh!.

After Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A), they give Baya to other companions who succeeded the latter. After Imam Hassan (A.S) the political Succession gone to Muawiya (R.A), but the Spiritual Succession was retained by Imam Hassan (A.S) and then passed on to Imam Hussain (A.S) and the line of 12 Imams and those who followed them in Ihsan (perfection of submission)

Among them the great Sainthood of the Spiritual Succession of Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) was also went on to the line of the Naqshbandi Golden Chain though Salman Al Farisi (R.A) and inherited by Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) and passed on to the other Imams of Ahlul bayt as well as to the spiritual guides whom Imam Jafar (A.S) trained and authorized .

But today, false salafis and other corrupt scholars and innovators saying: We do not need to follow someone in authority and spiritual leadership!. This kind of ideology is coming from Ego Satan and Dajjal!.

Quran 25:43] Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?

Quran 45:23 Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, God sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by God? Would you not take heed?

But the Pious Scholars of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah, they adhered to the traditions of Islam and kept following the Spiritual leaders of their time and made oath of allegiance to Awliya Allah (the Grand Shaykhs of Sufi tariqah).

Today Wahhabi ideology is infiltrated to many Sunni groups and they are strayed with only by following the School of Jurisprudence . Not Tasawwuf (Spiritual Schools).

As Imam Malik (R.A) says: “Whoever studies jurisprudence (fiqh) and didn’t study Sufism (tasawwuf) will be corrupted; and whoever studied tasawwuf and didn’t study jurisprudence will become a heretic; and whoever combined both will be reach the Truth.”

Oath of Allegiance is also obligatory on every Murid of a Shaykh, when the Shaykh passes away, the Murid must renew his allegiance to a Shaykh who is appointed by his Shaykh. If his Shaykh’s Shaykh is living it is obligatory for him to obey the command of his Shaykh’s Shaykh.

If the deceased  Shaykh’s Shaykh who is alive  appoint a Khalifa to represent the living Shaykh,  they must follow him. If the Shaykh’s Shaykh who is still living has appointed a deputy in the place of the Shaykh who was passed away, then the followers of that Shaykh must follow the deputy appointed by the living Shaykh (the Shayk’s Shaykh) This is the adab (discipline) in Tariqah).

So there is no way, one can abstain from Oath of Allegiance!. This are the examples from the life of Sahaba. Even if a person is great Saint of this time,he must renew his Baya in the absence of his Shaykh. This is the clear message we can receive from  the life of Sahaba, especially from the life of Hazret Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S).

Hazret Ali (A.S) or Hazret Hassan (A.S) did not went to make their own Jamath in the time of the rule of Abu Bakar (R.A), Omar Al Faruq (E.A) or Usman (R.A), of course they had their own spiritual gatherings and associations, but they maintained the Baya with the leader in authority in their times, but they did not separate from the main body.

2:208 O you who have believed, enter into Islam completely [and perfectly] and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.

This is not the way of egoism or creating a self identity and social status. Those who went to make a self show off , they never succeed, they have been brought down from their spiritual ranks.  The power and authority will be taken away from them. Because to carry the “Haqq” one ‘s heart must be from from Bathil (False hood).

So you must know that, when Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) passed away, whole Muslims gave Baya to Umar, Usman , then to Ali  and Hassan (Peace be upon them all).

Since Naqshbandi Silsila come from Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) to Salman Al Farisi (R.A) then to Qasim bin Muhammad (R.A) and to Imma Jafar (R.A), you must know that Muslims were not betraying Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) and his Spiritual succession , when giving Baya to Umar, Usman Ali ,Hassan and the other  Caliphs and Spiritual leaders.

It is narrated by Imam Haakim that someone asked to Hazret Imam Ali (A.S):Oh Commander of the Faithful , tell us about Abu Bakar. He said: “He is a person whom Allah called “Siddiq” from the tongue of the Messenger of Allah (Swall Allahu alaihi wa sallam). And he is the Caliph of the Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam), we accept him for our religion and for this world”.

So Baya is obligatory for relgion, even if you are a great companion ,you cannot say I am a sahabi, I am a salafi, or I am this and that, so I do not need to follow Imams,

Allah says:  4:59 O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.

Sahaba making Oath of Allegiance, they did not say Quran and Sunnah is enough!, That kind of idea coming from rebellious people (Kharijs)

Sahih Bukhari,Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Dinar: When the people took the Oath of Allegiance to ‘Abdul Malik, ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar wrote to him: “To Allah’s Slave, ‘Abdul Malik, Chief of the believers, I give the Pledge ofAllegiance that I will listen to and obey Allah’s Slave, ‘Abdul Malik, Chief of the believers, according to Allah’s Laws and the Traditions of His Apostle in whatever is within my ability; and my sons too, give the same pledge.”  (Book #89, Hadith #312)

Sahih Bukhari,Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “There will be three types of people whom Allah will neither speak to them on the Day of Resurrection nor will purify them from sins, and they will have a painful punishment: They are, (1) a man possessed superfluous water (more than he needs) on a way and he withholds it from the travelers. (2) a man who gives a pledge of Allegiance to an Imam (ruler) and gives it only for worldly benefits, if the Imam gives him what he wants, he abides by his pledge, otherwise he does not fulfill his pledge; (3) and a man who sells something to another man after the ‘Asr prayer and swears by Allah (a false Oath) that he has been offered so much for it whereupon the buyer believes him and buys it although in fact, the seller has not been offered such a price.” (See Hadith No. 838, Vol. 3)  (Book #89, Hadith #319)

The word “Imam” also indicate Spiritual authority, not just political leadership (Amir)!

Death of Jahiliya (Pre-Isamic death) on those who do not make Baya to a leader of religion:

Sahih Muslim: It has been reported on the authority of Nafi, that ‘Abdullah b. Umar paid a visit to Abdullah b. Muti’ in the days (when atrocities were perpetrated on the People of Medina) at Harra in the time of Yazid b. Mu’awiya. Ibn Muti’ said: Place a pillow for Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman (family name of ‘Abdullah b. ‘Umar). But the latter said: I have not come to sit with you. I have come to you to tell you a tradition I heard from the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him). I heard him say: One who withdraws his band from obedience (to the Amir) will find no argument (in his defense) when he stands before Allah on the Day of Judgment, and one who dies without having bound himself by an Oath of Allegiance (to an Amir) will die the death of one belonging to the days of Jahillyya.  (Saheeh Muslim Book #020, Hadith #4562)

So you claiming you are  a Sufi/Sunni /Salafi etc, but check have you made an oath of allegiance to an amir (leader) of the Muslims?

Yes , you can have a big beard and turban, or a full cover Burqa or Niqaab, but you remain without Oath of Allegiance to a Spiritual leader and dies death of Jahiliya!. So prioritize following Islam correctly and completely than outward DEEN SHOW OFF

The Oath of Allegiance is to a living Imam/guide, this is the Sunnah of the Companions and those who followed them in Ihsaan.

Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani (Q.S), a Great Saint, who is from the lineage (Ahlul Bayt) of Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) made Oath of allegiance to many Shaykh. Most his Shaykhs were n0n-Sayyids.

Imam Ghazzali (R.A) followed many Shaykhs, notably Shaykh Abu Ali Al Farmadi (Q.S) who was a Shaykh in the Naqshbandi Silsila.

Shaykh Abu Yazid Al Bistami (R.A) followed many Shaykhs (Around 90 Shaykhs) .

As for Muslim Ummah today, except in the Sufi Tariqah, there no Baya at all or there is no legitimate Baya in other groups, that connects a seeker to the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam in an unbroken Chain (Silsila).

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever obeys me, obeys Allah, and whoever disobeys me, disobeys Allah, and whoever obeys the ruler I appoint, obeys me, and whoever disobeys him, disobeys me.”  (Sahih Bukhari, Book 89, Hadith 251)

Sahih Muslim  It is narrated on the authority of Tamim ad-Dari that the Apostle of Allah (may peace and blessings be upon him) observed: Al-Din is a name of Sincerity and well wishing. Upon this we said: For whom? He replied: For Allah, His Book, His Messenger and for the leaders and the general Muslims.  (Book #001, Hadith#0098)

AN IMAM IN EVERY CENTURY:

Narrated AbuHurayrah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Allah will raise for this community at the end of every hundred years the one who will renovate its religion for it.  (Sunan Abu Dawud,Book #37, Hadith #4278)

The Unity in Muslim Ummah is only possible when they follow the Imam and his creed that will be revived in every century. Since tere is Hadith speak not about a Caliph, but about an Imam. It is clear that there will be such great Imams and Shaykhs that comes from the same authentic spiritual lineage from the time of Sahaba until the last day.

So it is impossible for a believer to refrain from making Bayah.  It is not for a person to die as  a Mumin (true believer) without giving Bayat to a Muslim leader.

It is deviance to reject Baya from the Pious Scholar (Awliya Allah).

So these are the guidance which you must look forward in your life, there can be many sects and ideas, many follow their own ego. The Muslims have fallen into the trap where they are Muslim only by names. But their life style and habits are that which is haram and against Islam.

We must ask Allah’s forgiveness and follow the Path of Awliya Allah and associate with those who follow their ways with a true and sincere heart. Leave those who are still slaves of their ego and have hatred, jealousy and anger to the fellow followers.

Because today we have so called Sufis, who claim they follow this shaykh and that Shaykh, but in reality they follow their own ego and have hatred and jealousy towards other followers of the Path.

We need Allah’s Love , His Prophet’s (alaihiswalathu wa salam) Love and the Love of their Lovers. But we must Submit to the way of Love with our whole heart and whole effort. We are not here to become another idol. We say we are Rabbaniyyun . We follow those who are Rabbani, who purified their heart  from all forms of outward and hidden idolatry .

Quran 3:79 It is not for a human [prophet] that Allah should give him the Scripture and authority and prophet hood and then he would say to the people, “Be servants to me rather than Allah ,” but [instead, he would say], “Be pious scholars of the Lord because of what you have taught of the Scripture and because of what you have studied.

So the first matter in the religion since the time of Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam was to testify faith (Shahada) and then make Oath of allegiance. But today, people entering in (deviant ways) Islam without initiation (Baya) and living the life of Jahiliya period !. Shahada (faith) must be taken from a Pious Scholar if one can reach and must give Baya to the Pious Scholar (Shaykh of Tarbiya).
The Scholars who are known as Heirs of Prophets in regard to their inward spiritual powers, outward religious life and spiritual succession.

Not from Book Scholars or University doctors, who do not fall under the category of heirs of Prophets.!

Rejecting Baya and Muslim leaders (Successors)?:

Quran 2:85 Then is it only a part of the Book that ye believe in, and do ye reject the rest? but what is the reward for those among you who behave like this but disgrace in this life?- and on the Day of Judgment they shall be consigned to the most grievous penalty. For Allah is not unmindful of what ye do.

The Chain of the Major Body of Muslims and their Imams (Al Jamah) Silsila of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah

The Chain of the Major Body of Muslims and their Imams (Al Jamah)
Silsila of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah

Wa salamun alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbail Aalameen